An awesome toy for PTV xTour starters: The new code samples

Dear customers,

today I would like to to draw your attention to a rework and extension of our

Test & DiscoverCode Sample Browser

We made a layout change, implementing a navigation menu with the entries sample, code and description at the bottom of the samples’ tabs.

Next to this we added two new code samples:

PTV xTour ServerBasic and advanced tour planning
with PTV xTour 1.16

The simple to use graphic interface of the tour planning samples offers the following possibilities:

  • Generate randomly a sample depot and orders for the tour planning.
  • Make small experiments
    • with stop and vehicle parameters.
    •  with restrictions and algorithm parameters (advanced sample).
  •  Watch the planning results directly in the map.
  • Take a detailed look on the results in the tour tables (advanced sample).
  • And, of course, get direct access to the code in the editor.

However, of course this is not the last step belonging to the Code Sample Browser. The tool is always in motion through a continuing development making small usability improvements as well as integrating new code samples and implemeting new ideas.

Observing the Code Sample Browser from time to time you would find smaller or bigger changes we hope you’ll enjoy.


How to migrate to PTV xTour Server 1.16

As PTV customer you have access to our migration guide describing how to migrate from PTV xTour Server 1.14 to 1.16 including data structure changes and information concerning the API in detail.

On the PTV Developer Zone customer area, enter your login data and access the “PTV xServer / Documents” area.

For any questions please

PTV’s quantum jump – the new PTV xServer Cookbook


Dear all,

today, we are proudly announcing the new tutorial for PTV xServer

PTV xServer Cookbook (direct link or on Developer Zone)

which should be the entry for any developer. This html manual is divided in following sections:

  • Basic information: General technical documentation, programming topics and miscellaneous.
Read more

Live traffic information in TX-CONNECT with PTV xServer

TransicsTransics ( supplies advanced solutions for truck and trailer management throughout Europe using modern telematics technology. One of its many customers is Verhoek Europe, an international transport company with a fleet of 350 vehicles.

The integration of PTV‘s new components in the most recent version of Transics‘  TX-CONNECT back-office software has given Verhoek many more options.

”TX-CONNECT‘s new capabilities make planners‘ work much easier and eliminate all kinds of issues.“ (Leo ten Veen, International Transport Planner at Verhoek Europe)

“PTV is a driven and results-oriented partner – two values which are also of great
importance at Transics.” (Jeffrey Baljet, Operations manager, Transics)

“Our customers increasingly require up-to-the-minute information on their
consignments.” (Erik Hattem, Head of Human Resources, Verhoek Europe)

If you want to read more about the application PTV xServer is used in, you’ll find the complete success story of Transics and Verhoek Europe on the developer product world:

Migration Guide PTV xSequence Server

As PTV customer you have access to our migration guide describing how to migrate from PTV xSequence to PTV xTour Server.

PTV xTourServerAs the PTV xSequence Server is discontinued on 01.05.2013 (see blog post) we recommend to execute the necessary steps as soon as possible. Furthermore this makes sense as the sequence optimisation engine has been completely redesigned and integrated into the PTV xTour Server.

To download the Migration Guide please go to the customer area of Developer Zone, log in and visit the PTV xServer area, sub-page “Documents”.

WebinarePlease check our webinar area on regular basis, as a webinar (expected in January 2013) concerning the migration to PTV xTour Server will be offered. Of course this will also be announced on this blog and Twitter.

App development for Windows 8

[Edit 08.11.2012: new blog post Ways to integrate a touch-friendly PTV xServer map for the new Window 8 UI]

Exciting articles about App development for Windows 8 with PTV xServers will start next week, as for example  “Ways to integrate a touch-friendly xServer map for the new Window 8 UIWindows 8's Metro start screenTo pass the time read the blog post Windows 8′s new Metro UI and its impact for developers my wonderful colleagues Frank Gailfuss and Oliver Heilig published several time ago 🙂